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HELLO-ONCAM


THANK YOU FOR WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS NOW-- YOUR 24 HOUR NEWS AND WEATHER STATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES IN THE NEWS AT THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MURCURY-MAP VO


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ARCADIA IS CLOSED TODAY.

BECAUSE OF A MERCURY SPILL.

RIGHT NOW-

THE ONLY PEOPLE INSIDE ARE HEALTH INSPECTORS.

WE'VE LEARNED A STUDENT BROUGHT A VILE OF MERCURY TO CLASS, AND SPILLED IT.

STAFF AND DEPUTIES ARE POSTED OUTSIDE - LETTING PARENTS KNOW CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE EPA AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE SWEEPING THE ENTIRE SCHOOL, TO MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE. Return to index of stories...


ST JAMES CITY SITUATION-SS VO


NEW INFORMATION ON A BARRICADE SITUATION IN SAINT JAMES CITY FROM THIS MORNING.

THE MAN ARRESTED IS 51 YEAR OLD DUANE WYATT.

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS TALKED WYATT OUT OF HIS HOME NEAR YORK AND STRINGFELLOW ROAD.

IT STARTED WHEN TWO MEN MET AT FROGGYS BAR LAST NIGHT,

AND BROUGHT THE PARTY BACK TO THE WYATT'S HOME.

WE'RE TOLD WYATT ASKED HIS NEW FRIEND FOR A SEXUAL FAVOR.

THE VICTIM SAID NO.

DEPUTIES SAY WYATT PULLED A GUN.

THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO WRESTLE THE GUN AWAY AND ESCAPE.

HE RAN TO A NEIGHBOR AND CALLED 911.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED WYATT DIDNT WANT TO COME OUT.

WE SPOKE WITH THE NEIGHBOR WHO CALLED 911. Return to index of stories...


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1202 he was talking about all kinds of guns and stuff he had in the house and i guess he said he pointed the gun at him and said he wanted a sexual favor out of him.

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS AND THE SWAT TEAM WERE ABLE TO CONVINCE WYATT TO COME OUT PEACEFULLY.

HE FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING AGGRAVATED ASSUALT AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

THE VICTIM IS UNHARMED. Return to index of stories...


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STILL NO TRACE -

IT'S DAY 4 - OF THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING PLANE - MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 3-70.

STILL NOTHING IS APPARENT AS TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOEING 7-77.

THE FLIGHT'S DISAPPEARANCE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BIGGEST MYSTERIES IN AVIATION HISTORY.

KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM KUALA LUM-PUR. Return to index of stories...


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"Hey there Reuters is now quoting a source in the Malaysian military saying that it believes it may have tracked flight 370 west of here toward a place called the Straits of Malacca, but at the same time the plane's last signal from the plane itself was hundreds of miles northeast of here in the South China Sea. It suggests the plane may have diverted and traveled some way before it did finally disappear. Today we were invited to follow the search and rescue mission, to fly with them. We were on a military transport plane that has now been taking part in this desperate mission."

WE TOOK OFF FROM SUBANG AIR BASE IN MALAYSIA.

. SEARCHING FOR AN AIRCRAFT NOW MISSING FOR DAYS. THE HEART OF THE OPERATION TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO FLIGHT 370.

"The water stretches out on either side of us you can ocean on this side and ocean on that side the Malacca Straights are 705 kilometers."

THE MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE TEAM SCOUR THE OCEAN. WHILE WE ARE IN THE AIR THEY MAKE CONTACT WITH SIX OTHER AIRPLANES. ALSO LOOKING.

Keir: 'We are flying low get the ocean now well below 1000 feet, it's very calm down there you can see every thing and nothing. There is no sign of flight 370'

THE FLIGHT TOOK OFF FROM KUALA LUMPUR HEADING TOWARDS BEIJING.

THE INITIAL SEARCH OPERATION CONCENTRATED ON THE EASTERN COAST OF MALAYSIA.

IT HAS NOW BEEN EXPANDED TO THE WEST TAKING IN THE STRAIT OF MALACCA.THAT'S WHERE WE SEARCHED TODAY. ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT SUCCESS.

SOT: 'How frustrating is it that you still haven't found the aircraft? It is frustrating'

THIS TEAM HAS BEEN OUT OVER THE WATER FOR FOUR DAYS NOW. THEY WILL KEEP GOING. BUT WHILE THEY SAY THIS IS STILL A SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION THEY SIMPLY HOPE TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

"At one point flying low that plane began to circle and circle very steeply flying around some debris that they had spotted. In the end though that, as much of the other debris that they have seen, as turned out to appear to be simply left by fishermen. We were up there for eight hours and managed to search 50 kilometers of ocean, and there is a vast amount of ocean to search. Back to you." Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS-ONCAM


OSCAR PISTORIUS WAS BACK IN COURT ON DAY SEVEN OF HIS TRIAL.

MONDAY - PISTORIUS BECAME PHYSICALLY ILL DURING GRAPHIC TESTIMONY FROM THE PATHOLOGIST WHO PERFORMED REEVA STEENKAMP'S AUTOPSY.

TODAY ONE OF PISTORIUS' FRIENDS TOOK THE STAND.

JEFF ROSEN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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PROSECUTORS SAY REEVA STEENKAMP'S FINAL MOMENTS WERE TERRIFYING. THE PATHOLOGIST WHO PERFORMED HER AUTOPSPY.BACK ON THE STAND TODAY.

"The very graphic details pertaining to some of the injuries and wounds which may be described have the potential to compromise the dignity of the deceased."

SO THE JUDGE CUT OFF THE LIVE VIDEO FEED.

IN COURT, OSCAR WAS GAGGING AND CRYING.VIOLENTLY ILL AS HE LISTENED.

HERE'S OSCAR'S VERSION. HE AND REEVA WENT TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT AT TEN P-M. AROUND THREE A-M HE HEARD, WHAT HE BELIEVED, WAS AN INTRUDER HIDING IN THE BATHROOM.GRABBED HIS GUN AND FIRED FOUR TIMES.

HE SAYS REEVA MUST HAVE GONE TO THE BATHROOM WHEN HE WASN'T LOOKING.

BUT THE PATHOLOGIST TESTIFIED.REEVA'S BLADDER WAS NEARLY EMPTY INDICATING SHE WOULDN'T NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.

AND HER AUTOPSY INDICATES SHE ATE FOOD AROUND ONE A-M.LONG AFTER OSCAR SAYS THEY WENT TO BED.

ROSSEN QUESTION: How damaging is that to Oscar's defense?

CURLEWIS: The pathologist report is forensic science, it's evidence. It supports the prosecution's case.sets the time frame. To a certain extent it's damaging to Oscar's version of events."

"Oscar's defense is that an intruder was hiding inside his bathroom. One thing to keep in mind, home break-ins are a huge problem here in South Africa. This is Oscar's development. Gated community. And look at this huge cement wall, and that's an electric fence on top. When you drive around pretoria, from middle class neighborhoods to the richest of the rich, security features like this are common."

CRIME IS SKYROCKETING HERE. ACCORDING TO POLICE, IN 2012 AND 13.THERE WERE MORE THAN 16,000 MURDERS. THAT'S AN AVERAGE OF 45 MURDERS EVERY DAY.THE MURDER RATE, SIX TIMES HIGHER THAN THE U-S.

AND LISTEN TO THIS.HOME BURGLARIES ARE UP SHARPLY TOO. 262,000 BREAKINS IN 2012 AND 13. THAT'S 720 HOMES EVERY DAY.

WHICH IS WHY OSCAR'S LONGTIME FRIENDS ARE STICKING BY HIS SIDE.

VAN VUUREN: The Oscar I know and the Oscar that the track knows is not the Oscar that's been described in court. Definitely not.

ROSSEN: Not reckless?

VAN VUUREN: No.

ROSSEN: Not a temper?

VAN VUUREN: Definitely not more than anybody else around here."

JEFF ROSSEN, N-B-C NEWS, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


FL ELECTION WHY IT MATTERS-OC


HAPPENING TODAY IN FLORIDA,

VOTERS WILL FINALLY GET THEIR SAY IN A RACE THAT COULD HAVE NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

IT'S A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR FOR THE STATE'S 13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

THAT'S FROM PINELLAS COUNTY TO ST. PETE.

DANA BASH REPORTS, THE CAMPAIGN HAS BECOME A BATTLEGROUND OVER OBAMACARE. Return to index of stories...


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IN THIS FRANTIC NECK AND NECK HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTION, EVERY VOTE REALLY DOES COUNT.

"This is Alex Sink and I'm a candidate for Congress and I'm just calling to ask for your support."

FOR DEMOCRATS - AN ALEX SINK VICTORY WOULD NOT JUST MEAN PICKING UP A GOP HOUSE SEAT, IT COULD ALSO GIVE OTHER DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER'S MID-TERM ELECTION A ROAD MAP TO BEAT BACK ATTACKS ON OBAMACARE: THE MESSAGE: DON'T END IT, FIX IT.

"My position is that we can't go back to where we were before, we've got to fix what's wrong with it. And certainly the rollout was bungled and botched up and the administration didn't do a very good job of the rollout."

SINK TALKS ABOUT SPECIFIC REFORMS - LIKE CHANGING THE REQUIREMENT FOR BUSINESSES WITH 50 EMPLOYEES TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE.

"That 50 employee - kind of arbitrary limit - I think it's a totally arbitrary number."

FOR REPUBLICANS, THIS A 2014 MESSAGE TEST TOO - REPEALING OBAMCARE

"The voters have made Obamacare the number one issue."

SO HAVE OUTSIDE GROUPS.A WHOPPING 11 MILLION DOLLARS SPENT ON THIS RACE MOSTLY FROM THE OUTSIDE, MOSTLY ON TV ADS AND MUCH OF IT ABOUT OBAMACARE.

STILL GOP CANDIDATE DAVID JOLLY ARGUES REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE FOR SOLUTIONS TOO.

"It comes down to making sure that we are talking about how to solve some of the very specific problems that led us to Obamacare."

BUT THIS FLORIDA SPECIAL ELECTION IS A IMPORTANT BEYOND OBAMACARE.

THE FIRST TEST OF A SWING DISTRICT IN 2014 ABOUT 1/3 REGISTERED VOTERS ARE DEMOCRATS, 1/3 REPUBLICANS, AND NEARLY 1/3 INDEPENDENTS AND A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF SENIORS - EVEN BY FLORIDA STANDARDS.

IT'S WHY THE REPUBLICAN BREAKS FROM HIS PARTY'S PROPOSED CHANGES TO THEIR BENEFIT Return to index of stories...


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DANAN BASH REPORTING-

IT'S ELECTION DAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH.

FIVE CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING FOR THREE OPEN CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS.

SOME OF THE BIG ISSUES FOR CANDIDATES THIS YEAR,

THE COMPLETION OF ESTERO BOULEVARD,

AND POTABLE WATER AND STORM WATER REPAIR.

WE HAVE THE THREE PRECINCT LOCATIONS ON YOUR SCREEN.

POLLS CLOSE AT 7 TONIGHT.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO BRING YOU THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING-VO


HAPPENING TODAY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS WILL HOST A SERIES OF PUBLIC FORUMS OVER A PROPOSED OIL WELL.

ONE FORUM WILL LOOK AT AN ADDITIONAL WELL THAT MUST BE BUILT TO GET RID OF WASTE WATER.

THAT MEETING RUNS FROM 4 UNTIL 6.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER, THE E-P-A WILL TAKE QUESTIONS UNTIL 8-30.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, THIS IS ALL HAPPENING AT THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER - ON GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY, NEAR SUNSHINE BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


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REMEMBER YOU CAN COUNT ON NBC TWO FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM AROUND THE WORLD RUNNING AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.

ALSO YOU CAN LOG-ON 24-HOURS A DAY TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...